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Happy Went To The Bridge, 10/16/2001


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I posted this five years ago today. Sweet Happy, you are still in my heart and thoughts.


Happy, aka "Slick's Brindle", was born on 4/14/89 and died on 10/16/01. He was 12 years 6 months and 2 days old.


He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the humerus of the left front leg on 3/21/01. That leg was amputated on 3/22/01. The amputation was followed by 3 chemo-therapy treatments with carboplatin.


His lungs were still clear on 7/2/01, but on 9/2/01 tumors were found in his lungs and his right rear leg.


No further treatment was possible.


Happy was the sweetest, most courageous dog I've ever known, and I've known a lot of dogs. I trained 962 guide dogs half a century ago. I'm really going to miss him.

Paul with Bill & Elmo & angel Happy

in the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY

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Isn't it ironic how we can remember dates such as this? And now when we think of it, we have more smiles than tears? I hope you're okay tonight & that you can think about Happy without as many tears as 5 years ago.



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Guest Machbragal

It just doesn't get easier in terms of living without them. I'm glad you shared this remembrance with us -- what a very special puppy he was.

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Happy was the sweetest, most courageous dog I've ever known


He made a difference, then, didn't he? Your words make me wish I'd gotten to meet him while he was here.


I'm sorry he couldn't stay with you longer.


Rest well, Happy.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Guest PhillyPups

Happy, run with the angels, sweetie, and when you run by my Runner and SugarBear, give them a smile and let them know Mommy loves them and misses them so much.


Hugs to you Paul, the memories are so sweet, the pain never goes away. :bighug:

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The circle of love...through eternity. Please send your family a very special rainbow today Sweet Happy...You are so loved and missed. :grouphug:f_red


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